Let's Talk Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
BASH Students Perform at Carnegie Hall!!
Email from Mr. Brunner, BASH Choir Director
On Sunday, January 15, 2023, the BASH Show Choir traveled to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. The program was entitled, “Way O’er in Beulah Land.” It was named for a African- American Spiritual that all choirs performed at the end. The spiritual was arranged by famed composer, Stacey V. Gibbs, who came to the concert and emceed the event. Each choir performed one of his pieces and we tied the concert into it a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Boyertown students performed magnificently, and the crowd roared at the completion of our set. I have never experienced anything quite like it in my life. The kids and I are grateful for this experience. It will go down as a highlight of my career.
#BEARTalent - Congratulations to Mr. Brunner and his students! We are #BEARProud!!
Mr. Brunner will receive a licensed audio file of the performance at a later date. We will share the file at that time.
And the Good News Continues for BASH Choir
2nd Email from Mr. Brunner
On January 12th and 13th, 11 BASH students traveled to Bangor High School to perform at District 10 chorus. They performed with over 200 other students from 20 other schools. The guest conductor was Dr. Heather Buchanan from Montclair State University in New Jersey. At the event, the students had to re-audition to advance onto Region V Chorus.
The students did exceptionally well. Seven of the kids qualified, and one is first alternate.
Olivia Helmer (first chair)
Katelyn O’Connor (First Alternate)
The students will get to perform at the Region V Choral Festival held on February 24th and 25th at Cumberland Valley School District.
On behalf of BASH Choirs – I want to thank you for your continued support!
#BEARSSing Congratulations and best wishes for February 24th and 25th!!
Fly Eagles Fly!
Check out the latest Rubiks Project from MSE! #BEARSCatchGreenFever
Congrats to 9 BASH Bands kids who participated in the MEBC Sr County Festival!
Tickets for the BASH production of GREASE are Selling Fast!
They make great holiday gifts! Grab yours today!!!
To order, please visit the link below.
Boyertown Area Senior High 2023 Musical - Grease!
Pick your seat(s) for Friday Pick your seat(s) for Saturday Pick your seat(s) for Sunday With a hip-shaking rock 'n' roll score featuring hits like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," and "We Go Together," Grease celebrates Rydell High's class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed, bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory. Tickets available online for $15.
Did you see BASH's production of Grease in 1998? Did you hear that the alumni cast is coming back on Saturday, February 18th and joining the 2023 cast for a special song on stage? Buy your Saturday tickets today so you can see this historical collaboration. Less than 300 tickets left that night!
Meet the BASH Girls' Wrestling Team
From Left to Right is Skylar Bohn(10), Keyra Seville(9), Trinity Miller(12),
Abigail Davies(9), and Maddy Rapp(9).
Stay tuned for a full feature in an upcoming newsletter written by
Morgan Dwornik, Communications Intern.
Mystery Reader from FL Quickly Becomes Mimi to Entire BASD Class
Email from Mrs. Gould, Kindergarten Teacher at WES
Each week, we have an option for a mystery reader to come to our classroom. Last week our mystery reader was Ize Eckert’s Mimi, who lives in Florida. When she saw her grandmother on the screen, her smile lit up our whole classroom! It was the sweetest moment ever to witness. Mimi read a story to our class and the students were so quiet while listening – she quickly became a Mimi to our whole class!
Congratulations to our BASH Cheerleaders who participated in the 2023 West Chester University Golden Ram Cheer Challenge. The girls' hard work paid off with a 2nd Place finish in the Large Varsity Competition. Great Job Ladies! #BEARProud
EES MLK Service Project Warms Hearts
BASH STUCO and FBLA 'Bringing Charity Home'
Written by Morgan Dwornik, Communications Intern
For the past decade, BASH’s Student Council has been holding MiniThon, a twelve-hour overnight fundraiser for childhood cancer, resembling Penn State’s annual “Thon” event. Since Covid in 2020, the event has become increasingly difficult to pull off.
With that said, this year’s student council made the difficult decision to forgo MiniThon. No worries, Student Council is simply bringing charity home and starting a new BASH tradition ~ FUN-Raising February! We realized we had been looking past what was right before us. That’s why FBLA and Student Council (STUCO) have joined forces to IMPACT our community through FUN-Raising February.
How will the clubs obtain donations without an event like MiniThon? STCUO and FBLA will hold weekly class competitions to earn points, which will get students excited about FUN-Raising for charity. The new spring dance on March 3rd will feature a neon theme. Each class’s points will be revealed, and winners will be named.
Student Council and FBLA Weekly Competitions:
WEEK 1 (February 6th)
COIN STALL: Each subject area will have a day of the week where students can “stall class” by bringing in change and placing it in their class’s container. Class is stalled until the teacher counts the change that students bring in during that period.
WEEK 2 (February 13th)
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Homerooms will be given bins with their homeroom section listed on the front. Each packaged school supply donated will add 1 point to the homeroom’s total.
Students may not break a box of pencils into individual pencils. If they come in a package, they are one item.
School Supplies will be donated to Operation 143, helping local students with back-to-school supplies.
WEEK 3 (February 20th)
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS: Homerooms will collect non-perishable food items. Each non-perishable food item donated will add 1 point to the homeroom’s total. Things that are expired or unusable will not count toward the total. Ramen Rule - We will accept it, but it’s not worth any points.
Food items will be donated to the Salvation Army and Preston’s Pantry to help provide meals to hungry families in Boyertown.
SPRING DANCE (MARCH 3RD) 7:30 - 10:30 PM
The new spring dance on March 3rd will feature a neon theme. Each class’s points will be revealed, and winners will be named. The winning class will receive a HUGE REWARD for the WHOLE CLASS!
All students that buy a ticket to the dance will receive a FREE CHICK-FIL-A Sandwich at the dance with their ticket stub!
$5 from each ticket will be donated to help families in need in Boyertown Area School District.
Retired BASD K Teacher Continues to Makes An IMPACT!
On January 13th, Mrs. Heffner, a Kindergarten teacher at CES for 35 years, returned to her classroom as a Mystery Reader for her grandson's class! How cool is that?!?
The Science Olympiad team traveled to Kutztown University January 5th to compete in the Berks County Invitational. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their respective events:
Dylan Klass and Bella Slupski—1st Place Chem Lab
Ethan Maraldo and Bella Slupski—1st Place Detector Building
Lucas Famous and Ethan Maraldo—1st Place Wifi Lab
Ethan Maraldo and Noah Goldberg—2nd Place Remote Sensing
Ethan Maraldo and Dylan Klass—3rd Place Astronomy
Dylan Klass, Ethan Maraldo, and Bella Slupski—3rd Place Experimental Design
Lucas Famous and Evan James—3rd Place Fermi Questions
Lucas Famous and Evan James –3rd Place It’s About Time
Ethan Maraldo and Dylan Klass—3rd Place Rocks and Minerals
On the Walls in the Halls at EES
BES 3rd Graders Program Ozobots!
This is a reminder regarding our Compliance Monitoring Survey. If you and/or your child have already completed the survey, thank you. If you have not, please see the letters attached below for our Special Education parents/guardians and students 14 and older. The deadline for the survey is February 10, 2023.
Percussion Day 2023
Do you play percussion for any BASD band program and are in grades 5-12?
Join us on February 4th at the BASH Band Room from 1:00-5:00 PM for BASD Percussion Day! This event is a fun and educational time for musicians of all skills and ages to learn about drum sets, mallet instruments, snare drums, auxiliary instruments, and world percussion! This free event is hosted by the BASD Music Faculty and features the Kutztown University Marching Unit Percussion Faculty!
Advanced registration is needed to plan for copies, equipment, and more, so please sign up today for this free and fun event at the link below.
Please contact your band director if you have any questions about this event.
BASD Percussion Day
Do you play percussion for any BASD band program and are in grades 5-12? Join us on February 4th at the BASH Band Room from 1:00-5:00 PM for BASD Percussion Day! This event is a fun and educational time for musicians of all skills and ages to learn about drum set, mallet instruments, snare drum, auxiliary instruments, and world percussion!
Women on Quarters
The first-ever woman featured on a U.S. quarter was Queen Isabella of Spain and after that, we went on to put women on our money and give them proper recognition. Women who have made a difference in the U.S. were put coins and money like their male counterparts but have gone unnoticed by the public....
Board of School Directors' Meeting
Tonight's Board of School Directors' Meeting will be held at 7 PM at the Education Center. The meeting will also be available via LiveStream at https://www.youtube.com/c/BASDTVBearVision.
We hope you can join us!
BASD Alums Leave Their Mark!! #BEARIMPACT
Boyertown alum sworn in to Georgia State House of Representatives
Boyertown Area Senior High 1993 valedictorian Karen E. Lupton was sworn in on Jan. 9 to serve a two-year term representing District 83 in the Georgia State House of Representatives. Lupton is a daughter of Robert and Elaine Stein, formerly of Boyertown, now of Oley.
BASD's Impact - Our Instructional Model & Portrait of A Graduate / Portrait of A Graduate
Portrait of A Graduate Life in the 21 st Century necessitates that public education not only provides rigorous academic content, but it must also be more deliberate about Social/Emotional Learning, fostering critical thinking, developing communication skills, providing opportunities for collaboration, inspiring creativity, and other skills our students need to succeed in this changing world.
For BASH Juniors:
District Overview / Emergency Delays/Closings/Dismissals
Emergency Delays, Closings, and Dismissals We ask that you please review any closing messages thoroughly for information regarding Flexible Instructional Days, 6 Day Cycle information, and other pertinent details. Heavy snowfall, other serious weather conditions, or other emergencies may make it necessary to delay openings, close schools, or dismiss early.
Flexible Instructional Days / Flexible Instructional Days
This comic is courtesy of a subscription to . ComicsKingdom.com The 2022-2023 District Calendar includes three built-in snow days. Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs) allow us to minimize the impact of emergency closures on student learning and the need for make-up days at the end of the school year.
ACP - Bringing Affordable Internet to Families
As part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to bring affordable Internet and connected devices to low-income households. Under the ACP program, qualifying households receive subsidies of $30/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an ACP provider. However, only 24% of eligible Pennsylvania households currently are taking advantage of this subsidy.
For more information on the program, please see the attached fact sheet.
To learn more about ACP, including eligibility or enrollment information, call the ACP Support Center at (877) 384-2575.